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Underwater Photo Contest | Shortlisted entries

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Anemone fish
By Iyad Suleyman
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

Swimming ribbon eel
By Bruno Van Saen
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

Goby hosted in a sea pen.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Crystal River encounter
By Raoul Caprez
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Sharks in Black, Darwin Island Galápagos
By Alejandro Topete
posted (3 days ago)
14 votes

Gentle giant with open mouth
By Alberto Gallucci
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Seahorse
By Abimael Márquez
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

Sound The Trumpets!
By Tony Cherbas
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

Blacktip - Aliwal Shoal - South Africa
By Gemma Dry
posted Yesterday
13 votes

2 girls...
By Sergiy Glushchenko
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Moonlight Ballet

(night underwater photo shooting in s... by Lucie Drlikova
Moonlight Ballet
(night underwater photo shooting in swimming pool)
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One of the best fashion shots I've seen!
30 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: United States
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'Lemon Shark evening split'

Subal underwater housing, Canon 1Dx, Canon EF 8-15mm@15mm, f11, 1/160, ISO400, ambient light and Inon Z240 strobe
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One of the best captures we have seen here in months! Perfect framing of the subject, perfect lighting and awesome composition. Incredible shot!
28 Votes
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Image shot close to Catalina Island
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Pacific United States
view portfolio more shots by Rasmus Raahauge
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Be my Valentine
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29 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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A curious baby humpback swims by me on the way to get a breath. The escort male is just visible behind momma. Despite the protection of the adult whales, two orcas killed and ate the baby the day after this photo was taken.
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Magical shot showing the ocean's most majestic creatures and making us all jealous :) The ambient light here worked perfectly and the colors are deep and precise. Clear winner!
35 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 9, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Craig Mcinally
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Aurelia by Mathieu Foulquié
Aurelia
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Magnificent sun rays and a very well defined subject.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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The Night Watch
A great hammerhead at night near Bimini, Bahamas
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32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Golden - juv. batfish
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31 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 11, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Uwe Schmolke
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~ Feed Me! ~
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Terrific angle and amazing capture! The sun rays really complement the background. Excellent photo!
32 Votes
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Diver & Sponge
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Turks & Caicos
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26 Votes
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Happy Halloween! -I am your Father Luke, or Space Boy rides the Siphon Express... An Octo eye and siphon, no photoshop- just LR brushes, saturation, and some gin.
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Steven Miller
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Gilbert, the freediver by Mathieu Foulquié
Gilbert, the freediver
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Landlocked Seas/Lakes France
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A little nervous by Salvatore Ianniello
A little nervous
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Amazing color and POV!
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Oceanic Black Tip close to the surface at last light.
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24 Votes
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Shadow Sharks
There were so many sand tiger sharks around us while diving off of North Carolina a couple weeks ago, that they seemed to just come out of nowhere.
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Zapata (aka Bruce) sings for his supper during a shark feed on Guadeloupe Island.
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Glorious capture! Brings out the majestic nature of the giant beast, yet you can still notice the almost innocent eyes...
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
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Free diver
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28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 2, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Paul Colley
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Great Hammerhead Bimini 2015 really a very impressive ani... by Michael Weberberger
Great Hammerhead Bimini 2015 really a very impressive animal....
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26 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Bahamas
view portfolio more shots by Michael Weberberger
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I wandered lonely as a cloud.. William Wordsworth My Mom recited the entire poem from memory for me today- pretty cool for 82 yrs. old
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Olé !
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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Janolus
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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"Details of a Beauty" - Nembrotha Kubaryana Nudibranch
Komodo, Indonesia
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Andre Philip
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Gobi on a seapen
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Captures nature in all its beauty and glory. I would hang this in my living room without hesitation.
43 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 26, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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'Are you looking at me?' Whip Coral Benny.

Subal underwater housing, Canon 5D mk2, Canon 100mm macro, f18, 1/200, ISO200, Inon Z240 strobes, Subsee +5 diopter
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Underwater Photography is all about getting close and shooting low. This shot nails it!
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 27, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bohol Sea Philippines
view portfolio more shots by Terry Steeley
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~ Fast Food ~
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Awesome!! Nice positioning of the bait ball according to rule of thirds and getting in half a sun spot.
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Taste The Rainbow by Tony Cherbas
Taste The Rainbow
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Postcard shot! The great colors in the background along with a successful split shot give this photo a unique appeal.
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Pacific United States
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